Middle East North Africa: Regional Analysis

01/08/2013 6:25 pm

Dr Harry Hagopian, the Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region

I hope you're ready for our latest Middle East Analysis as we have a comprehensive four-part podcast for you.

Today we travel through the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region with Bishops' consultant and international lawyer Dr Harry Hagopian. 

Israel / Palestine

In part one, we discuss Israel and Palestine - in particular whether the coming nine months will lead to a tangible roadmap for a lasting peace that can be embraced by the peoples of both states.

Duration: 15m 43s


Part two submerges itself in a post-Morsi Egypt with tensions running high and the need for a new constitution and president that can truly represent the people of this pivotal North African country.

Duration: 16m 35s


Part three turns to Syria and the ongoing stalemate between the rebels and President al-Assad's forces. What's the longer term prognosis? Dr Hagopian also casts an eye towards neighbouring Lebanon.

Duration: 17m 02s


Finally, we look at Iraq. Ten years after Saddam Hussein was driven from power, the country looks particularly destabilised with a marked sectarian divide. Dr Hagopian looks at the position of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the situation in the Kurdish north and the impact on Jordan.

Duration: 11m 24s


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Part one of 'Middle East Analysis' focuses on Israel and Palestine.   MEA-2013-10-IP.mp3 7.89 MB


Part two of 'Middle East Analysis' focuses on Egypt.   MEA-2013-10-EG.mp3 8.31 MB


Part three of 'Middle East Analysis' focuses on Syria.   MEA-2013-10-SY.mp3 8.61 MB


The final part of 'Middle East Analysis' focuses on Iraq.   MEA-2013-10-IQ.mp3 5.82 MB